Read & Download ¾ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ree Þ Rachel CaineHe novel that it completely made up or it Despite this being a very short book only 350 ish pages it The Northman's Bride feels much longer but it s completely worth itFirst of all I d like to address everyone who compared this novel to Harry PotterEvery book that reuires training at a school does not need to be compared to Harry Potter Don t get me wrong I love Harry Potter as much as the next person Inact it s even 2 on my Favourite Books of All Time list but 1 JK Rowling did not patent books about schools 2 Books about schools existed long before Harry Potter cough Enid Blyton cough and 3 Books about schools will exist long after Harry Potter Comparisons to Harry Potter as marketing ploys really get on my nerves If there were magic being taught at this school I d understandbut they re being taught to be scholars and how the Library Blood Trails: The Combat Diary of a Foot Soldier in Vietnam functions There is absolutely no magic in this book Well there is alchemy which isn t being taught but no spells or potions UghPSA As this is a dystopian novel it might interest you to know that there is also uite a bit of death in this novel which Iound to be uite unexpected There are also a number of surprising twists and turnsInk Bone is centred around Jess who also a number of surprising twists and turnsInk Bone is centred around Jess who Cherry Bomb from aamily of smugglers They smuggle books because the ownership of physical books is now illegal and punishable by death because when you steal a book you steal Leading the Way from the world in the year 2025 Everyone is given blanks which very much resembles eBooks on a tablet or a codex which is a expensive version of blanks and the books that are loaded onto there are strictly controlled The world is run in a dictatorship type manner by the Great Library who control the world s knowledge because as everyone knows knowledge is power The Library s motto is actually tota est scientia or knowledge is all The Library would rather the world go up inlames around them than let any harm come to the books People who work or the library would even die to protect the books rom harm They also use automaton lions sphinxes and soldiers which are awfully scary There are many who protest the Library s control including the smugglers who profit The Single Girl's Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-Wife: Becoming a Stepmother with Humor and Grace from selling valuable books to those who can afford it and the Burners who setires to the books and even themselves in protest with Greek Fire We also have the perverted ink lickers who eat the books in order to completely possess its knowledge One of the best aspects of this novel however is its diversity All of the characters are When Red Cried Wolf from around world practice various religions and have different sexual orientations Scholar Christopher Wolfe and High Garda Captain Niccolo Santi are not only the children s mentors but also a wonderful gay couple Wolfe was actually myavourite character Jess Brightwell and Morgan Hault are both English and so bloody cute Glain Wathen is Welsh yet also the bad arse muscle out of them all Thomas Schreiber is a German inventor and a giant teddy bear 3 Dario Santiago is a pompous Spaniard LOL And inally Khalila Seif is a Saudi Arabian Muslim genius And I absolutely love every single one of them yes even Dario haha All of these characters meet at the
Great Library of Alexandria in Egypt in order to The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing fightor their places within the Library s workforce SomeLibrary of Alexandria in Egypt in order to Song of the Forest fightor their places within the Library s workforce Some end up as Scholars archivists others will end up as part of the Garda soldiers and in rare instances others will end up as Obscurists alchemistsIf you haven t tried this book yet I highly recommend it Amongst the plethora of YA dystopia this is definitely a hidden gem Ining to enter the Library’s service When his riend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is valuable than any human life and soon both heretics and books will bur. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena favorite characters turned out to be Wolfe and Santi who are both mentors well theirst is and the second always assisting him This hopefully doesn t come as a surprise if you know in the slightest bit how I my characters to in the slightest bit how I love my to but you ll understand better when reading I m only going to say yay diversityEven if you don t end up caring too evidently about the characters or may guess that you wouldn t it s still worth reading if only to take a dive into the world building which I have to say was completely engrossing I bet you ll want to swim or a little while in it Writing this review I keep thinking of the act that the next instalment will be in my hands in about a year and I m truthfully sad because I really really came to love so much about this series Even the Harry Potter similarities there were a tiny ew didn t bother me in the end although they struck me during my readingA solid book REREAD June 2017Because I remember NOTHING I decided to reread this before heading onwards with the series And omg I m so glad I did This book is precious and so book loving and the appreciation or novels is just giving me life I nearly up it to 5 stars but the romance still annoys me DNF page 37Dry Dry DRYI gave this book 37 pages but I didn t Still Life with Chickens feel anythingor it Despite having an interesting premise that would appeal to most bibliophiles I elt like there was
Nothing There To Hookthere to hook immediately There were animatronic lions and statues and then steam powered carriages or some reason this book is set in the near Paradox Bound future so it was really odd Itelt like a smattering of other successful stories right now in the market had bits picked rom them and this was what was trying to be cobbled out of it Let s not even mention the we have to keep books read education rom commoners thingThere s just no warmth or heart here to keep me interested So I d just like to point out that I was a weird child growing up I adored mythology than any other type of bedtime story and I began reading both The Iliad and The Odyssey at age 10 I know weird Having said that I was heartbroken when I later discovered that these were the only two Ancient Greek epics surviving out of the eight that were written now known as the Epic Cycle The thought of destroyed books makes me despair in agony Now I m certain that I m not the only person who still gets emotional over the destruction of the Library of Alexandria ALL OF THOSE BOOKSGONE GONE FOREVER NEVER TO BE SEEN OR READ EVER AGAIN Luckily Ink Bone brings into uestionwhat if the Library of Alexandria had never been destroyedWell according to Rachel Caine had the Library of Alexandria survived the world would be Fahrenheit 451 on steroids Finally I ve come across a dystopian novel that I ve genuinely enjoyed This was sooo original and I loved every second of it Thus I am awarding this novel 45 stars They ve all got stories Jess thought I need to know them Best of all he could know them He could learn anything here It STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare felt like limitless possibilities I m not going to lie I considered putting this on holdor a second time whilst I struggled to get through the Prologue and Chapter One But once Chapter Two began the plot was so well paced or the remainder of Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library but the majority of his knowledge comes rom illegal books obtained by his Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays family who are involved in the thriving black market Jess has been sent to be hisamily’s spy but his loyalties are tested in the inal months of his tra. ,
We re nothing but secrets Books alchemy secret tunnels books What a Lass Wants friendships rivalries books and villains who become heroes Oh and did I mention books Oh so many booksI might complain every time I read that ridiculous X meets Y marketing strategy but I have to admit that Harry Potter meets The Book Thief meets Fahrenheit 451 is a pretty good descriptoror this book The main character Jess is indeed a book thief and they re are people called Burners who guessed it burn books or political protest in this alternate where the Great Library rules The truth was what the library wanted it to be So you might be wondering where the Harry Potter part comes in Well let s imagine or a second that HP wasn t so much about wizards as it was about alchemists and that Harry didn t go to Hogwarts but instead went to The Great Library in Alexandria Egypt Where there are teachers who may or may not be evil leaders who almost certainly can t be trusted and all the Mexican Hooker friendships and rivalries you would expectrom teenagers competing to be scholarsI can t say it s a perfect book but it is damn entertaining From the beautiful descriptions of Alexandria to the The League for the Suppression of Celery frightening presence of the Library s leadersrom the competition to the importance of The Thirteen-Gun Salute friendship and the mix ofunny and touching Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery friendship dynamics Everyone has secrets and the bad guys might not be what youirst expectAfter this wonderful diverse cast of characters my avourite thing has to be the books Ink and Bone is about love or books the power of books the lengths people will go to or books Also though this may be unintentional I got a sense of an underlying symbolism about the difference between ebooks and physical books in our world Ebooks are convenient universal I read them all the time but does anything ever really
Compare To Having Theto having the ink and paper in your handsA ast paced exciting read No cliffhanger but perfectly set up or the seuel I can t waitEdit And just in case you were wondering I didn t like the Morganville Vampires series and that had no bearing on my enjoyment of thisBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr Youtube Phew What a journey this book was I ve read books about books before but nothing comparable to this one I presently have a great deal of emotions inside me because of this story and really I had no idea that this author would be so ruthless You have no clue how many people die how many deceptions and manipulations occur It was a journey because when you look at the irst and last chapters you realize how much happened how much changed and how things will never be how they were beforeThe beginning was lent extremely so I almost regretted buying the hardcover after reading the irst chapters The writing Gulp!: The Seven-Day Crash Course to Master Fear and Break Through Any Challenge felt so methodical and I simply couldn tind it in myself to care The Outlaw and the Upstart King for anyone Jess lives in aamily of book smugglers which when you think about it looks pretty darn interesting For me things got truly interesting when he got admitted to this special school to study the library and its elements something I had no idea would happen before starting it can I just mention that I love delightful surprises and boarding schools A very delightful surprise indeed as we met plenty of new characters with uniue personalities From that moment characters Jess mostly stopped eeling one dimensional and I stopped thinking of the writing as being extremely methodicalJess was a character who didn t share much about himself Since this story was narrated in the third person you can. Ruthless and supremely powerful the Great Library is now a presence in every major city governing the low of knowledge to the masses Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly but the personal ownership of books is expressly Standing By: The Making of an American Military Family in a Time of War forbidden.